I couldn’t keep my mind and hands off of the marling this week. I doubled the number of naturals tried, I couldn’t help myself. That means this week we have yarn to look at; swatches will come next week.
I spun the other three fibers with four different naturals, instead of just the two I used for Briar Rose. Let’s see what they look like
First up Abstract Fibers. Here it is nestled in the circle of fiber.
That green is fantastic but will it contrast too much?
Abstract Fibers plied with naturals
As plies I used (from left) oatmeal, light/dark brown stripe, middle brown and dark brown. I really love how it looks with the dark brown and light/dark stripe in the skein.
Now to Spunky Eclectic this color is called Diesel
I don’t want to stop with this color way. I used the same four naturals on the brown side, but I still want to try black gray and white with it. I loved them all.
Diesel with naturals
I predict they will all look great as knitted swatches.
Now Fiber Story.
I’m not sure I have the right colors of naturals for this one.
Fiber Story skeins
I used the same four naturals as the others: oatmeal, light/dark brown stripe, middle brown and dark brown. To me they are all missing warmth. I wish I had some honey colored alpaca to ply with it.
Next week we’ll see how they look swatched.
For those of you who asked to see the Briar Rose fiber plied and swatched with the dark brown.
Briar Rose and dark brown
I couldn’t resist. I like it very much as yarn, but not as a swatch.